Weekly Drop-In Meditation Classes


Buddha explained how the mind works with astounding clarity, and taught specifically how to generate the positive, or virtuous, mental habits that give rise to the joy, confidence, contentment and fulfillment we all seek. This course is an excellent introduction to Buddhist psychology and meditation, and is also a perfect opportunity to explore the masterful text How to Understand the Mind written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

7:15 pm Mondays and Wednesdays – Drop in any class

Think Bigger – Think from the Heart: A Buddhist philosophical, psychological and meditative approach to expanding your awareness. With commentary from How to Transform Your Life

July 11   How Big Is Your Mind? 

July 18   What’s the Point? 

July 25   Where Did I Come From? 

Aug 1     Where Am I Going? 

Aug 8     How Can I Help? 

Aug 15   Who Can I Trust? 

Monday: Hermosa Beach

Wednesday: Redondo Beach

Thursday: Hermosa Beach

Sunday:  Hermosa Beach

General Program (GP) classes are drop-in by nature. These classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The classes are designed to help those looking for Buddhist wisdom to help with stress relief and relaxation, as well as those interested in exploring the nature of the mind, and pursuing the Buddhist path.

Classes explore the basic framework of Buddhist teachings and meditation and explain how to use Buddha’s advice in our daily lives to solve our problems. All General Program classes are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

A typical class consists of a guided relaxation meditation, a teaching based on the meditation topic, and final contemplative meditation. Although classes are given in a series around one specific theme, they can also be taken individually, as each class topic is self-contained.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours. There is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of belief; you do not need to be Buddhist to attend. No pre-registration necessary.

Teachers from Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center

$12 suggested donation (free for members — membership info click here)

No one is turned away for lack of funds.